A Messenger’s Day

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A man stands by a door in a street at night as a woman walks into the brightly lit house
A messenger's day.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A man stands by a door in a cobbled street at night, facing the viewer and carrying what could be an umbrella, while an elegant woman walks into the brightly lit house. The decorative background includes an allegory of two winds sitting on clouds and blowing down on the main motif, as well as various objects, such as a basket, a staff, a lantern, etc.
The caption reads in the original French: La journée d’un commissionaire [sic].

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